Monday, April 2, 2012

Cubans celebrate Good Friday as a national holiday

Pope also asked Raul Castro for further freedoms for Catholics in Cuba
People take part in an outdoors Stations of the Cross procession in Havana March 7. Cuba's government, after a request from Pope Benedict XVI, declared Good Friday 2012 a national holiday. CNS photo/Reuters.
It appears Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Cuba is already paying off. The B.C. Catholic has a story from Carol Glatz of Catholic News Service about Cuba recognizing Good Friday as a national holiday:
The Vatican spokesman praised Cuba's decision to accept Pope Benedict XVI's request to make Good Friday a national holiday this year.

"It is certainly a very positive sign," Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, said April 1.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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